Posted on October 02, 2014
Antique dining tables are particularly popular as they are functional as well as good looking. Even if they receive the odd bump or scratch this often only goes to enhance the well worn look of an antiques
There are many types of antique dining tables available ranging from the simple trestle table to the beautiful ornate and extending ones.
The simple rustic farmhouse tables for instance work very well in the traditional as well as the slightly modern dining rooms and can be matched with modern chairs to make the setting look uniquely appealing.
The larger tables are best suited for the slightly larger dining rooms. These look classic and rich and with their imposing presence simply steal the show. In addition there are many versions of extending antique tables available which provide added flexibility in accommodating numbers of diners.
Other antique tables include those that tilt for ease of storage. These tables with tilting mechanisms became quite famous during the 18th and the 19th century. These tables can easily be stored up against the walls or in some corner when not in use. Other tables include occasional tables such as centre tables, coffee tables, side tables and bedside tables etc
The smaller tables can also be conveniently used as writing desks. With the increased use of laptops and tablet that do not require big tables these smaller antique tables will do just fine and will add a twist to the décor.
The options are endless. It is all about finding the right one to suit your needs and the décor. Furniture items as simple as the everyday tables can add a powerful influence to your decorating scheme with their presence.